By Ferenc Boroczky - 11.11.2020 - Product Update
This year, FrancisKodak collaborated with Transformotion to create the course. It was a great collaboration and our special thanks to James Tillyer and the team in helping create what we feel is a tremendous safe motorway program. Below is an outline of what to expect on the course.
The safe motorway driver course begins by outlining differences between motorways and other roads. The course aims to improve driver awareness and highlight common misunderstandings. To do that, we use a group exercise that helps drivers to recognise the 160 different road signs in the Highway Code. Drivers can often recall information better when it’s shared with others in a discussion format.
One of the really exciting and innovative parts of this course is the 360-degree immersive experience, where drivers get the chance to use a virtual reality (VR) headset and be ‘in the cab’. They can look around, check mirrors, read the road, and monitor traffic volume and speed within the comfort of the classroom and without the added insurance risk!
Research suggests short bursts of virtual reality can improve concentration. Combining this tool with instructor guidance provides a better learning experience. We use VR 360-degree immersive experiences in a number of different scenarios.
"VR gives us the power to scale and make learning more dynamic and engaging. A relatively small VR device can even act as a whole science lab.” – Adobe
Virtual reality, actual on the road scenarios, regulatory driving knowledge, and so much more. Building on from the Safe Urban Driving course, this program takes things up several notches to equip professional drivers with key skills and knowledge to be better drivers on the UK’s motorways and high speed roads. We look forward to seeing you and your team on the course soon!